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Bcg Scar Removal
It can be, but . . .: Keloids are more rare than hypertrophic scars and they're also much harder to treat. Proper treatment begins with a correct diagnoses of the type of scar. There are treatments for both! Hypertrophic scars respond better to treatments and to surgery, but keloids can also be treated with excision accompanied by corticosteroid injections. There are a number of emerging therapies as well. https://www.cosmeticsurg.net/blog/2016/03/24/keloids-hypertrophic-scars-in-plastic-surgery/ ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not necessarily: The laser will remove the surface of the keloid, but it can and often will grow back quickly and larger. Close follow up after removal of keloid scar tissue is absolutely necessary to catch recurrences early and treat accordingly. Preventing keloid recurrence can be done using injected corticorsteroids, radiation treatment and some topical products. See a dermatologist. ...Read more
Yes: Smoking causes poor wound healing after any invasive procedure such as surgery, laser resurfacing, liposuction, etc..., including scar revision and mole removal, resulting in worsened scarring. In addition to lung cancer, smoking is also known to cause premature wrinkling and aging of the skin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Scar revision or laser treatment? What's best? For keloid scar, also have a mole on the scar tissue
Keloid Rx: The safest approach is silicone tape/gel (myscaraway, from walgreens/online), steroid/bleomycin injections immunosuppressant/chemotherapyagent) only in pro hands, electron-beam radiotherapy, almost never excision unless radiotherapy can be guaranteed within 24hr after excision. Be very careful or it will be made worse by cutting it! close follow up for 2yrs+ to monitor for recurrence essential! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
DIfferent techniques: Are available. Depending on the location, depth, and size of the scar your facial plastic surgeon may recommend different treatment options. Laser treatments or peels can help for more superficial scars. Ice pick type scars can be helped by excision and follow up treatments like dermabrasion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Scar revision can be effective for facial scars and can consist of simple excision and layered closure for wider scars or use of techniques such as a "Z" plasty or geometric broken line closure to make scars less noticeable. If the scar is raised then microderm abrasion can be effective. Consult your facial plastic surgeon for options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can silicon gel sheets fade the appearance of scars from laser tattoo removal? (The scar is about 3 years old).
Facial scar revision: Scars caused by acne are more noticeable if they have surface contour irregularities such as a scalloped or ice-pick scar. Facial scar revision if performed primarily for the scalloped or ice-pick type scars to improve the surface contour. You will still have a scar but the goal is to make the scar smoother and less noticeable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Most gallbladder removal scars are small. That's why they call it "bandaid surgery!" they should be less than an inch in length, although the one in the umbilicus can be a little larger if the gallbladder is full of stones or has a really large stone. There is now no reason to fear removing the gallbladder because of the scar as most people can have endoscopic removal. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Got tattoo. Removed tattoo (laser). Tried to cover scar w/new tattoo. Removed coverup. Left with permanent scarring. Can my skin ever fully heal?
No, but...: Nobody has a perfect body, Ben. You had an adventure. You had the courage to make a statement, and even if things didn't turn out as you'd hoped, your life is richer. The key to looking and feeling good is fitness. How trim and muscular your are is entirely up to you. And you've got a story to share from a time when you were younger. Be good to yourself, and best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: Once a scar has been made, there is currently no technology that can create a scarless area but there are several including lasers which can help. Techniques are dependent on the experience and skill of the practitioner as well as the response of the individual, all a which are highly variable. For best results, seek someone with a lot of experience with your particular problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer